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The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas Kilroy 

  • Synopsis

    The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre is a small English touring company. It arrives in a provincial Irish town, sometime in the early 1940s during the turmoil of World War II. The play explores what happens when the players and townspeople interact.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. In the original Production a live greyhound was also featured.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    09 September 1991

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    The Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Jo Fionnuala Murphy
Sally Amanda Hurwitz
Marie Therese Tina Kellegher
Simon Donagh Deeney
Young Maher Donagh Deeney
Slipper Donagh Deeney
Announcer's Voice Stephen Rea
Bun Bourke Conor McDermottroe
Chamberlain Conor McDermottroe
Sergeant of the Guards Kevin Flood
Madame McAdam Helen Ryan
Lyle Jones Julian Curry
Rabe Tom Radcliffe
LDF Man Kevin Nelis
LDF Man Tony McKeown
LDF Man Jim Patton
Production Team  
Director Jim Nolan
Designer Monica Frawley
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Design Assistant Barbara Lavery
Lighting Assistant Stevie Arthurs
Production Manager Padraig O'Neill
Deputy Stage Manager Marie Breen
Assistant Stage Manager Annie Farr
Production Assistant Niamh Eastwood
Set Construction Steve Plant
Set Construction Paul Turpin
Scenic Artist Ned McLoughlin
Wardrobe Mistress Bernie Friel
Lighting Technician Ciaron Murphy
PR Fiona MacMillan
Casting Hubbard Casting

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre

  • Year

    1991

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413663108

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TRANSLATIONS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email

    abr@alanbrodie.com

  • Website

    www.alanbrodie.com

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Loughcrew
    Oldcastle
    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email

    gallery@indigo.ie

  • Website

    www.gallerypress.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.